“Striving for excellence motivates you; striving for perfection is demoralizing.”
― Harriet Braiker

Recently, I came across this quote on one of the Real Simple magazine daily thoughts blogs I follow. When I first read it, I thought how applicable toward motherhood. How different would life be if I strived for excellence instead of perfection?

For me, striving for excellence means that improvement is tangible and attainable.  Big or small, I have the power to make positive changes as a woman and mother.  Excellence means I will make mistakes, learn from them and that helps me grow.  Excellence is the normal up and down roller coaster of motherhood.  It is enjoying the journey of motherhood rather without chasing after the impossible destination of perfectionism.

What do you think?